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May 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
should go home. on monday the headline was gop demands an obama apology and seeks a probe of irs for singling out the tea party. on wednesday, the irs gave a pass to liberals. here is a cry of pain from a major fundraiser for mitt romney. >> three federal audits at once. tax breaks for the makers of the ads that poisoned our airwaves. >> that is also a scandal. >> on tuesday, the town is turning on obama. all of the ingredients are in place for a good old-fashioned pile on. i know it is christmas time for republicans. how bad is it for the president? >> it is a test. make no mistake. the agenda is put on hold, the stories are negative, and the question is, can he take control of it? can he own it and be the authority figure and demand answers, realistic answers people are going to accept? >> can the president get from under this one? >> can he own his own government? he is a bystandard. i read about it in the newspaper. the attorney general asked about the ap story, the dragnet of the phone calls. i have no idea. i can't remember when i recused myself. i was having lunch of the t
WETA
May 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
about the dangers of government overreaching its authority, whether by the long arm of the irs or the justice department, let's pause to think about another threat, from too much private power over public policy. all too often, instead of acting as a brake, government becomes the enabler of corporate power and greed, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe. think of inadequate inspections of food and those infections which kill 3,000 americans each year and make many millions sick. think of the 85,000 industrial chemicals available today. only a handful have been tested for safety. think of the explosion of perhaps as much as half a million pounds of ammonium nitrate in that texas fertilizer plant. people can die when government winks at bad corporate practices. as long as there are insufficient checks and balances on big business and its powerful lobbies, you and i are at their mercy. which is why their ability to buy off public officials is an assault on democracy and a threat to our lives and health. keep that in mind as i introduce you to david rosner a
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